The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Edo Period  
133 - Married woman of the nobility in a walking dress.
The Costume Museum Kyoto JapanThe Costume Museum Kyoto Japan

1 Kazuki
2 Kaidori
3 Aigi
4 Musubio for Kazuki
The figure in the photo shows the costume of the wife of the Dojoh family when she goes out in the later half of Edo era. She wears an "awase (=unite)" kimono with "murasakiji-yuzen-shishu-monyoh", literally means "Purple cloth of yuzen zome (=wax-resist dyeing) with embroidered patterns". The "fu-obi" band is connected with a "koshi-himo (=waist string)" string of "maruguke", Folding up the "kaitori" dress (or "uchikake" dress) of yellowish green "chijimi" textiles in the "tsubo-ori" style, the figure covers her head with a "kazuki" coat. The "kazuki" coat of the Edo era differs from an ordinary "kosode", a kimono with short sleeves. Sice the "kurikoshi", the shifted size of collar, is shifted forward, the "kazuki" coat is easy to wear. The "ro" silk fabrics is indigo-blue in color; it is dyed in "hanada" color (=blue) with the "matsukawa-zome-monnyoh", literally means "the skin of a pinetree in diamond-shape pattern." The "mage" chignon is in the "age-sage" style. [ The "ro" is a kind of silk fabrics which vertical thread and horizontal thread were twined, became thin, and made the nets. There is cool feeling and it is an object for midsummer. ] The eyebrows are "tsukuri-mayu (=make-up eyebrows)" and It is a semicircle to the upper directiopn. The costume in the photo is the original one which has been preserved since the Edo era.